Celebrating over 20 years in print, Inside Sport is Australia's most highly awarded sporting publication, including the recipient of the prestigious Walkley Award for sport journalism. But that's not why sports fans love it. Inside Sport consistently tackles modern sporting issues and publishes awe-inspiring sports photography, every month. THAT'S why sports fans love it.
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Voice against violence • Canberra Raiders stalwart Alan Tongue recently shared with Dead In Goal the important work he and the NRL team is doing concerning the awareness and prevention of domestic violence. Here is a small slice of what he shared in Ep. 79 …
THE SERIOUS SIDE OF JAMES MALONEY • Behind the Penrith Panther playmaker’s larrikin reputation is a lethally competitive streak fuelling a desperate drive to win at all costs. The man himself describes such a trait as paramount for players who are serious about succeeding in the National Rugby League.
EDWINA BONE • Here, the Australian Hockeyroo reflects on a successful inaugural FIH Pro League campaign for the national women’s squad, and describes the importance of never giving up.
The Silent Revolution • Following on from his superb cover story “African Appearance” last month, Robert Drane continues his long-form look at sport’s ability to inspire social change, to the backdrop of Sudanese footy stars like Majak Daw and Aliir Aliir and the plight of Australia’s Sudanese community. This month he analyses the role of the sporting role model, including its fragile intricacies and at times potentially overwhelming responsibilities.
BOOM TIMES • When the stars of the NBA come to Melbourne this month, they won’t just be on the American side. With Australian basketball riding another wave, are the Boomers headed for their breakthrough moment?
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JOE INGLES • Inside Sport recently caught up with the Utah Jazz forward to discuss his work with Bridgestone Australia and the “Chase Your Dream” message … and to find out what life is like for an Aussie playing in the NBA.
GOLD BLOODED • Australia’s Wallaroos recently completed an historic winning double against Japan in their first-ever Test series win on home soil. Here, we celebrate the occasion … and the stunning imagery this magnificent women’s rugby union event produced.
THE SON ALSO RISES • Tim Tszyu is far from the first budding prodigy to deal with the shadow of a famous father. However, while he has inherited much of his dad’s boxing prowess, sans the rat-tail, he is very much his own man.
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KICKING ON FOR GRIM DEATH • Debate about the on-field quality of the AFL as a spectacle has always raged. However, congested play, lower scoring and all too frequent rule changes continue to frustrate fans. How did it come to this? Why has the life been sucked out of what was once a glorious, freewheeling affair?
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“How anyone can spin a ball the width of Gatting boggles the mind.” – Martin Johnson, writing for The Independent in 1993